Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Power of One - Evan Tanner.

It was the 1970s, somewhere in Arkansas. He was about six years old, riding with his mother in the family’s Volkswagen van while his stepfather, a man he regarded as a stranger, sat at the steering wheel. A tire blew out, forcing them to the shoulder. On closer inspection the parents realized they didn’t have a working jack.

“What we need is a big, flat rock,” the mother said.

The quiet boy spoke up. “I saw a big rock back there,” he said, pointing back down the road.

“Get back in the car,” one of the adults said. They returned to the task of lifting the crippled car.

It’s impossible to say what passed through the boy’s mind in that moment, beneath his buzz cut. Almost certainly, though, he sensed in those days that his family was fracturing around him. His father had left when he was a baby, and his mother moved in with his stepfather, but the boy and the new man never developed a relationship. Later his mother, who struggled with depression, would move out when Evan was in high school, leaving him to more or less raise himself while living with his older brother.

On this day, though, on an Arkansas roadside, Evan could do something.

His mother looked up and saw her little boy staggering toward them. In his arms he carried an enormous, flat rock, so heavy that his legs bowed under the weight. A rock that could, he hoped, solve their troubles. A rock to prop them up, if only for a little while.

(Excerpt from the Men's Journal article "Evan Tanner's Final Test" by Matthew Teague)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Secret internal cables released early Monday morning by controversial whistle-blower website Wikileaks, have provoked an unprecedented 694-day debate in Australian Parliament.
The cables suggest, contrary to public pronouncements from the Gillard government, that the unbelievably good looking Canadian hard rock band Propagandhi have no time-line for withdrawal from their extremely unpopular mission in Australia.
Propagandhi have warned against handing over responsibility for security in Australia to any of the completely self-serving total assholes that tend to get involved in federal politics in the first place, insisting the transition must be tailored to the conditions on the ground.
Quoted in the heavily-redacted documents is Propagandhi’s Minister of Agriculture, Jordan D. Samolesky, who states that “Propagandhi will not abandon Australia. Propagandhi will not allow Australia to become a haven for terrorists. Propagandhi will remain engaged in Australia until everyone is either dead, maimed or incarcerated. Only then can democracy and freedom prevail. Now let us blaze!”

From Propagandhi's Website as the band announced a tour of the colonies.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Photo courtesy of This Isn't Happiness

Ladies dressing dangerously at dangerousladies.

I've been a Joe Lauzon fan since The Ultimate Fighter: Penn vs Pulver and it just so happens he's fighting an English guy, Curt Warburton, this weekend at UFC on Versus 4, after a disappointing loss to Australia's own George Sotiropoulous.  I believe the fights will even be screened on Facebook.  Who'd have ever thought that MMA would push so far into the mainstream?

Probably everybody.

Anyways, can't wait to see this guy fight again, hopefully he'll tear it up and put on a BJJ clinic, just like his fight with poor old Gabe Ruediger.   

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The people who took part in the disgusting riots in Vancouver should have been doing more of this.

And less of this.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Like a surf-guitar gone to hell..." - Henry Rollins on Rowland S. Howard.

He doesn't break murder cases.  He smashes them.

Great fight scenes have the ability to make us wish we were killers & psychos & madmen.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Knees.  Knees.  Knees.

The future is now.
Hawk and Dove by Rob Liefeld

Rob Liefeld continues his attempts at drawing in the DCnU with Hawk and Dove.  Somewhere a talented artist is commiting suicide.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dana White and Fedor Emelienenko by Dan Panosian

George Saint-Pierre by Nathan Fairbairn

Nick Diaz by Rev. Dave Johnson

The geniuses over at got busy drawing MMA fighters a little while ago with awesome results!  Click on the pics to learn more about the artists!

Adelaide band Stolen Youth - Awesome politico-Hardcore

The music on this weeks NonCanonical was the first track off Lungs 'Two Chief World Systems' album - Buy it here!

Also, discerning Melbourne punks should really grab this while they're at it.

Cthulhu - courtesy of This Isn't Happiness